Alexander Solzhenitsyn edited a powerful book that dramatically impacted my life in my thinking about how nations are transformed. While it was published in 1974 (renewed in 1981) and obviously is now out of print, for several of the essays, this book is worth searching for.It should be noted that Solzhenitsyn is much more well thought of in the West than in Russia today. Even though he returned to live in Moscow, Russians generally feel he left the country to profit on his message, so he is... Topic: soviet history
byBrüggen, Ernst, Freiherr von der, 1840-1903; Sandwith, M
External growth.--Internal struggles.--Finances.--Industries.--The centre. The nobility.--The peasant.--Church and morals.--Poverty and famine.--The middle classes.--The European frontier provinces.--Colonies and world-power.--The institution of provincial assemblies.--Bureaucracy.--Questions of constitution Topic: Soviet Union
A drawing of the VR-190, the first Soviet conception of a piloted spacecraft in the post World War II era. Conceived by Mikhail Tikhonravov at Scientific Research Institute No. 1 (NII-1) in 1945, the VR-190 would carry two "stratonauts" strapped in an upright position on a 200-kilometer "hop" into the upper atmosphere. Many design innovations from the project were later used in the 1060s-era spacecraft, such as Voskhod and Soyuz. Publication information: Image from the files... Topic: Soviet-Spacecraft Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000162.html
Looks at life in Russia shortly before the disintegration of the Soviet Union from the perspective of a Moscow teenager named Alec. Discusses the ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union, the 15 different republics and the challenge of creating a market system and democracy. Discovers Alec's love of rock music, the importance of literature and warm friendships in his culture and how uncertain times affect a teenager's life. Topic: Soviet Union
Something I made one evening when I was really bored. Based on the Brezhnev documentary in the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevA http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevB Topic: "brezhnev" "Soviet"
The postwar Soviet Union was a developmental state par excellence. Beginning in the 1950s, Soviet academics completely reinvented the discipline of international political economy and developed a new area studies academic establishment, creating the intellectual space needed to discuss how newly independent countries in the 'Third World' could plot their own non-capitalist development. Academics held conferences and seminars for visitors from around the developing world, often offering the... Topic: Soviet History